NEW SHORTS: Long[er] Docs
15:00 Sun 10 Jan 2016
We return with our regular matinee of mid-length documentaries. Settle in for a relaxed afternoon with the women of a Haifa hair salon, residents of the Faroe Islands, the world of snails, and a man and his sex doll.
Filmmaker Q&As hosted by LSFF.
Film running order:
WOMEN IN SINK Iris Zaki 37 mins
LIFE AT A SNAIL’S PACE Alexandra Gaulupeau 23 mins
THE ARCHIPELAGO Benjamin Huguet 40 mins
BLUE GREY Zoe Kinross 21 mins
MY SILICONE LOVE Sophie Dros 27 mins
Zoe Kinross 21 mins (UK, 2015)A bipolar diagnosis cannot be viewed in black and white. A filmmaker’s perception of her mother is challenged through the creation of a series of portraits.
Alexandra Gaulupeau 23 mins (UK, 2015)Marla Coppolino has an unusual passion for the world’s smallest dwellers: land snails. In between science and art, Marla brings you into their tiny world. She embarks on a mission to enlighten you to the plight of the lowly land snail through creative, bizarre and unconventional means.
Sophie Dros 27 mins (UK, 2015)Everard has a relationship with his thirteen lifelike dolls. He talks with them, dresses them, has sex with them and loves them as if they are real people. Is he happy with this way of living or does he actually long for a real woman?
Benjamin Huguet 40 mins (UK, 2015)A remote Arctic archipelago where for centuries, thanks to a sustainable practice of whaling, the inhabitants have managed to survive. When an International NGO announces its largest anti-whaling campaign, the community is shaken...The clash between these two ecological visions could change the face of the archipelago forever.
Iris Zaki 37 mins (UK, 2015)At a little hair salon owned by a Christian Arab in Haifa, Israel, the director installs a mini film-set over the washing basin. As she washes their hair, she converses candidly with the salon’s clients, who are Arab and Jews, on topics ranging from politics to love. What emerges from these conversations is an honest and nuanced portrayal of contemporary Israel.